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Average User Score: 6.7Dec 14, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm quite divided in this one, i was excited going in, to see another version of these characters, but the more mature look also made it quite boring.
What i loved about the original and the remake was exactly what this wasn't, which was kind hearted. But this movie doesn't know what it wants to be, which gives us a mess, with tonal shifts that you can't keep up.
The visuals are quite good, but some characters really did not work for me. Serkis' Baloo lost all his charm to be just another, Cumberbatches Shere Khan did not have the gravitas Idris Elba did in the 2016 remake which was a shame, Khan just wanted to kill Mowgli, well, because he was human, and he had already killed his parents, that's quite it. The 3rd act was really underwhelming and really the time mowgli spent on the village was the most boring part. I liked Christian Bale as Bagheera, the visuals, while not perfect were still great, and there was this shocking scene that Mowgli finds his friend on human village dead that really made me gasp.
Overall, this movie lacked good and compelling story with good and unique characters… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Nov 18, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Widows did not disappoint, and instead was even better than I expected.
Widows starts already banging, letting you know it's serious from the first minute. Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki are amazing as the leading roles, it's probably the best I've seen Michelle Rodriguez act... ever.
But this doesn't feel like the typical heist movie, it does a lot of character work. The editing is great, in no instance this movie feels dragged out, the scene where the heist is taking place, they put some masks on, and you can hear their heavy breathing, you can feel how nervous they are.
There's a scene where Collin Farell gets in a car, but instead of filming the inside of the car, the camera is on the hood of the car, and you just listen to Collin Farell argue with his assistant, I thought it was great, Steve McQueen does a great work directing this
Daniel Kaluuya is terrifying in this movie. Every time he's on screen, you sense something is going down, the way he taunts the people he's going to kill or hurt, is terrifying... just brilliant.
The politics in this movie, at times, felt distracting of the real deal going on, but it was quite necessary. Some scenes felt awkward and like they could have been cut out, like Michelle Rodriguez's character simply kissing another man, who's wife just died, I mean, i got the sentiment, but thought it was unnecessary to the movie.
Overall a great watch, Steve McQueen after a 5 year break after 12 years a slave, gives us another great movie… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Nov 17, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Being a HUGE fan of the Harry Potter series (including the first Fantastic Beasts) I got out of the theater truly disappointed.
This isn't a terrible film by any means, but it's the first time I was completely bored watching a Harry Potter movie.
The performances are great, Jude Law as Dumbledore was amazing, it's really a shame we didn't get a lot of him, Redmayne as Scamander again blew it out of the park, Johnny Depp's performance was good, but unfortunately because of all the useless subplots, and useless characters that were added, the character of Grindelwald didn't have the attention it needed, I mean the name of the movie is "Crimes of Grindelwald" and he really doesn't do much. All the romance added just help make the movie even more boring. J.K. Rowling missed the mark on the script on this one
The movie is visually stunning, the score is amazing, the first scene with Grindelwald escaping prison is awesome, and the twist in the end was actually really good and quite shocking.
But unfortunately those things couldn't save this movie from it's very inconsistent storytelling and boring really boring script… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Oct 28, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. What disappoints in this movie is when the trailers depicted this ultimate Laurie vs Michael movie, and that got me very excited, because it was going to be something different.
The problem is, it turns into this generic heavily cliched horror movie so quickly. All the characters, except for Laurie and her daughter are just there to be killed by Michael, and that's it. All those clumsy scenes where someone is running away and slips, or gets the piece of clothes stuck on a fence really annoy me because i thought this movie would be better than that.
Whenever Laurie was on screen though, it was almost perfect, her performance was great, and her story with her daughter was a definite high point in the movie, i just wish we could have gotten way more of that.
The plot twist where the doctor is also a psycho would have been amazing, but it goes nowhere. Although that shot where he wears the mask, to emphasize how psychotic he was, was a great shot. That twist could have been better handled.
Another moment i thought was great, was when they trapped Michael set the house on fire, where they show his eyes and he's just looking at them. That shot gave me goosebumps. But in the end they wasted a good opportunity for a great and different horror movie… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Oct 14, 2018This movie is nothing short of amazing. Bradley Cooper, after showing us that he can bring it in front of the camera, in movies like AmericanThis movie is nothing short of amazing. Bradley Cooper, after showing us that he can bring it in front of the camera, in movies like American Hustle, The Hangover and Silver Linings Playbook, he now shows us that he can also bring it behind the camera, and oh boy he brought it
Not only he worked wonders directing this film, he was great acting in it as well, Lady Gaga was amazing as well, in a role that was basically tailored made for her, and really the supporting characters were amazing too.
The music is one of the best i've seen in a movie, music that contribute to the story, and give another depth to what is already a great movie.
The movie flows so well, the contrast between Ally's rising career and Jack's slowly hitting rock bottom with his alcoholism, was amazing.
The movie shows that, the music industry can make people lose themselves, as Ally starts with something to say, but quickly shifts into this typical pop sensation, showing and talking about her body, looking for approval, is epic. And lady gaga portrayed that really well. Seeing Jack, slowly realizing he's loosing her to the music industry is heartbreaking, and leading to the movies tragic scene. At times some characters moments seemed rushed, like important moments just seemed to be shoehorned in the movie, like their wedding, seemed to be really rushed, while i think it could have been a beautiful moment.
I have so much praise for this movie, it is definitely one of my favorites this year, and i can only recommend for people to watch it. I watched it in an almost empty room and it made me sad that more people didn't go watch this masterpiece… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Oct 9, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Venom feels like it should have been at least 30 minutes longer.
The only positives i can think of on this movie, is Eddie Brock's character, Tom Hardy works wonder with a dreadful script. The interactions between Eddie and Venom are definitely the best part, but we got almost nothing of that.
Other characters however just seem to be there. Carlton Drake is a weak villain, who you will forget as soon as you get off the theatre. Riot, oh wow, riot was such a disappointment. We got 5 minutes of Riot vs Venom, and i actually liked it. But it was only 5 minutes.
The script is absolutely awful, certain characters decisions just seem to happen out of nowhere. When Venom decided to stay on Earth, he simply decided, there was no scene or point of turn around, in a space of 10 minutes he went from slowly killing Eddie, to wanting to stay on Earth.
End of the movie, i felt like i was robbed at least 30 minutes of important scenes, this movie felt like it had more to give. It's another complete misfire by Sony. I hope in the sequel they can make turn this around… Expand
Average User Score: 5.3Sep 30, 2018Night School promises with a good premise, but fails to make it count.
The story of what could be a dive into different characters lives andNight School promises with a good premise, but fails to make it count.
The story of what could be a dive into different characters lives and their problems is totally skipped, making all the characters (expect for Kevin Hart's) seem like props, just to be used.
With this movie, Tiffany Haddish shows that she might just be able to play one type of character, a very bad performance from someone who really seemed uncomfortable in her role.
There are some hilarious moments, but really they don't completely make up for the moments of pure stupidity, bad acting and really making learning disabilities seem like a joke, then a problem… Expand
Average User Score: 5.5Aug 26, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The meg is by no means a great movie, but it is at least entertaining. The special effects are great, which is expected by the big budget they had.
Jason Statham is very good in it, he's character is actually has a better characterization than i expected, unfortunately other characters don't get the same privilege, making the deaths not sink in. I liked dynamic between Jason Statham and this little girl character "Meying".
They tried forcing a romance in their, but it just distracted me from the real action, because it was totally out of place. Amongst all that, the movie didn't take itself too seriously, it was quite funny, which i can appreciate. When Jason Statham stabs the Meg's eye, was just that awesome Jason Statham moment every movie of his needs to have. Overall a good watch… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Aug 18, 2018You expect Ant-Man to be funny, and it truly manages to be hilarious, and very entertaining. The action sequences between Ghost and Ant-ManYou expect Ant-Man to be funny, and it truly manages to be hilarious, and very entertaining. The action sequences between Ghost and Ant-Man and the Wasp were so good, so well choreographed. The acting doesn't disappoint and i'm glad they gave Luis more piece of the action. It knows it's a comic book movie, and it treats itself like one.
Unfortunately the plot falls a bit flat, i didn't really see the need for the Sonny Burch character, that really felt like an unnecessary sub-plot in the end. Which kinda dragged down the movie.
You can sympathize with the villain, she just doesn't want to die, which most people can relate to. But i wish they would have deepen the relationship between Ghost and Foster, would have made for a much better movie.
End of the day it is a very entertaining and funny movie, and that's all i expected from Ant-Man and The Wasp, so i was far from disappointed… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Aug 12, 2018Darkest Minds begins hitting heavy, but unfortunately fails to continue that way. What really seems to me like a remix of the movieDarkest Minds begins hitting heavy, but unfortunately fails to continue that way. What really seems to me like a remix of the movie "Divergent" (which isn't a good thing), The Darkest Minds, focuses on a very forced love story, forcing even more a triangle than actually focusing on children dying over something that gives the survivors powers.
Instead it turns into a generic, boring and heavily cliched movie, with corny dialogue that will make you roll your eyes until you have a migraine.
There is absolutely NO RESOLUTION to any plot lines, making this feel like a 104 minute long introduction to a sequel. But let's be honest here, will a sequel really happen?… Expand